The 27-day election campaign is over—Saskatchewan voters are heading to the polls.
Incumbent premier and Saskatchewan Party leader Brad Wall is poised to win yet another majority, the latest polling indicates.
Pollster and ThreeHundredEight.com founder Éric Grenier is reporting that the Saskatchewan Party is leading the charge—a position the party has not relinquished since the campaign kicked off on March 8—with 59.9 per cent of voters choosing to back the party. The New Democrats are trailing at 30.7 per cent. The Liberals and Greens are expected to receive 4.3 per cent of the vote.
After casting his ballot at his former school—Fairview School in Swift Current, Sask.—on Monday morning, Wall told reporters that he is confident he has at least three votes: those of his wife and parents.
“I kind of like the current MLA for Swift Current, so we’re going to give him another chance,” he said.
Wall is seeking a third term in office.
The Saskatchewan Party lead is enormous—but as the old adage goes: It isn’t over ‘till it’s over.
“A Saskatchewan Party defeat at the ballot box on Monday would not only be a big upset by Canadian standards, it would be one of the biggest polling blunders in the history of modern elections—anywhere,” Grenier writes.
Polls are open across Saskatchewan from 9 a.m. to 8.p.m local time.